“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
When I think about today’s inspirational quote, thoughts of how fear constricts us until our world is all but microscopic plagues me. I know that fear isn’t referenced in the quote itself, but when one lacks courage, fear is what takes its place. Believe me, I know what living in a shrinking box feels like.
I have referred to my previous marriage in several of my posts, and I have spoken of the fear I experienced, but I never considered how my fear affected the world around me. How it blurred my surroundings. How it blocked opportunities. How it cast me into a froze state of immobility.
It wasn’t until I broke fear’s hold over me that I recognized my life could be better. That my world could expand. That there were endless opportunities waiting for me at the end of the dark hall I paced. All I do know now is courage brings amazing things. So, muster your courage, take a deep breath, and don’t be afraid. You might falter, but getting up and dusting yourself off catapults you into a universe of possibilities.